Strong winds from winter weather knocks down trees in Atlanta - CBS46 News

Strong winds from winter weather knocks down trees in metro Atlanta

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DEKALB COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

Some people who live near Burlington and North Decatur roads said the sound of leaves and branches blowing in the wind can be a calming. But last night was not one of those times.

"Normally you can hear the breeze pretty well through the trees, but last night you could really hear it howl," said Cameron Thurber.

Thurber lives in a home surrounded by trees and Wednesday morning one of them came crashing down.

"I heard a loud bang. I wasn't sure what it was, I just figured it was part of the large weather event passing through," Thurber said.

What Thurber heard was a tree falling on his neighbor's home and car. The homeowner's car was crushed by the trunk of the tree and the side of the house was seriously damaged. Fortunately, however, no one was home when the tree fell.

"I simply hope that they are insured against these random events," said Thurber.

Thurber's neighborhood isn't the only one dealing with storm damage. CBS Atlanta's Sky Eye was overhead shortly after a tree fell in Sandy Springs, shutting down Colquitt Road and Treelodge Parkway for several hours. Although Cameron's home escaped damage caused by the storm, he said he knows he may not be so fortunate the next time.

"I was one of the lucky ones apparently, but I am still keeping my eyes and ears open because I know the storm system it is not totally gone yet. It has been a pretty eventful morning, there is no doubt," said Thurber.

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